Tips To Help You Get Through Tough Times

Sunday, September 30, 2018
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Life isn't always going to be hearts, rainbows, and sunflowers. Everyone hits bumps in the road whether it is your job, your home life, or even problems with family. It's important to remember that you are not alone. Everyone at some point or another is bound to go through difficult times or already has. Last month when my husband's sister passed away suddenly, I found myself experiencing a roller coaster of emotions and feelings. I felt helpless and hopeless, at times. But taking a step back, and paying attention to yourself during these times is one of the best things you can do.

Here are a few of the ways I was able to come out on top of the situation:

Know and Acknowledge your Feelings
We often think we should feel or act a certain way when the going gets rough. One of the the things I've learned about myself is that I deal with a difficult situation best when I give in to my emotions. I let myself feel what I need to feel so that I can push through it and get beyond it. If you avoid your negative emotions, you will hinder your progress. You will postpone and even escalate the feelings that you are experiencing right now. You may even experience a wave of negative emotions in the future as well and this is the last thing that you need when you have so much to deal with.

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Talk About Your Problems
It always helps me to find someone who understands what I am going through who can offer moral support. When you bottle up all of your emotions and avoid facing challenging situations, your own problems will mutate and you will experience even more anxiety as a result. If you are able to find other people who have gone through a similar problem and you can talk about your situation and feelings to them, you can alleviate a lot of the stress you are feeling.

Try To See Past It
It's so easy in difficult situations to never see beyond what you are going through at the exact moment you are going through it. It doesn’t matter what kind of hardship you are going through, it can be hard to see the other side. If you are able to take a step back and see the problem from a distance, it can help you to take back control. For example, if you have lost your job, you have to be confident to know that you will land back on your feet. If you have had a fight with your loved one, then you know that you can bounce back from this and talk it out with them. 

Prioritize Your Self-Care
Self-care is so important and it can make all the difference when you are going through a tough time. Take time to look after yourself and do whatever makes you feel good. It could be meditation, exercise, or spending time with friends. When possible, I try to wake up half an hour early and do something for myself. It could be reading, taking a short walk, or sipping a cup of tea in complete quiet. This can make all the difference in your mental outlook, and it can also set a positive tone for the rest of your day.

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